A team from the Tickle College of Engineering is continuing its work with Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Friends of the Smokies to redesign and manufacture its visitor donation boxes. Friends of the Smokies asked the college to help solve a critical problem: how to design and produce a more durable and secure collection box, as vandals have targeted the boxes in the past.
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A team of faculty and students from the Tickle College of Engineering recently took part in the CANstruction competition in Knoxville. That effort benefits Second Harvest Food Bank, who gets to keep the cans of food that teams use in their designs, more than 83,000 this year alone.
Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.
The Smart Communities Initiative is wrapping up its second year, and an upcoming event will showcase some of the work that’s been done for this year’s community partner, the Southeast Tennessee Development District.